Drug spending in North America rose by 11% in 2003

Ray Moynihan*

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Spending on drugs in the United States and Canada rose 11% last year, according to new figures released last week by a leading market analyst firm, Intercontinental Marketing Services (IMS).

The IMS World Review shows that global drug sales rose 9% in 2003, to almost $500bn (£270bn; €400bn).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-727
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number7442
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2004


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